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      RECIPE TITLE "Fish Stock Recipe"
    Source: Casual Cuisines of the World - Trattoria,
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    yields Makes about 5 cups (Serves 5) time--- difficultyeasy

    Fish stock tastes best when made with a combination of fish and shellfish. Frozen fish stock, available in some well-stocked food stores, is the best substitute.


    1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    2 lb cod, halibut or haddock steaks
    6 oz shrimp in the shell or scallops
    1 celery stalk, cut in half
    2 thick slices yellow onion
    1 cup fruity Italian white wine
    5 cups cold water
    1 bay leaf
    1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    8 fresh parsley stems

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    In a deep saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the fish and shrimp or scallops and sauté until opaque, 2-3 minutes.

    Add the celery, onion and wine. Bring to a boil over high heat and boil for 1 minute. Add the water and return to a boil. Using a large spoon, skim any scum from the surface. Add the bay leaf, thyme and parsley stems. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 18-20 minutes; do not overcook.

    Strain the stock through a fine-mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth (muslin) into a clean container. Use immediately, or let cool, cover and refrigerate for up to 12 hours or freeze for up to 2 weeks.

    Serving size = 1 cup

    Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.

      Nutrition Facts
    Makes about 5 cups (Serves 5)
    Facts per Serving
    Calories: 297 Fat: 7g Carbohydrates: 3g
    Cholesterol: 116mg Sodium: 159mg Protein: 45g
    Fiber: 1g % Cal. from Fat: 21% % Cal. from Carbs: 4%

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